Indie Flicks: You Gave Me a Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard

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Indie Flicks: You Gave Me a Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard

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You Gave Me A Song – Trailer

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Indie Flicks: You Gave Me a Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard

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At 84, old time music pioneer Alice Gerrard performs, teaches, and inspires the next generation while safeguarding groundbreaking moments of her past.

Grab some popcorn and join us for virtual screening of the film followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Kenny Dalsheimer.

SYNOPSIS: You Gave Me a Song offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music. The film follows 84-year-old Gerrard over several years, weaving together verité footage of living room rehearsals, recording sessions, songwriting, book project work, and performances with archival photos, rare field recordings, and animation. Much of the film is told in Alice’s voice and via interviews with musical collaborators and family members who share the story of Alice and others chasing that high lonesome sound. This is one woman's story of being traditional, never conventional. This is a film about getting older, but never giving up.